What is the current population of Houston?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Houston is 2,320,268. Houston, Texas is the 4th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Houston?

The current population of Houston (2,320,268) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Houston growing?

Houston has grown 17.3% since the 2000. Houston, Texas's growth is about average. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Houston the biggest city in Texas?

Yes, Houston is the biggest city in the state of Texas based on population. The second largest city, San Antonio, is 66% the size of Houston.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 2,320,268 4
2018 2,325,502 4
2017 2,312,717 4
2016 2,303,482 4
2015 2,296,224 4
2014 2,239,558 4
2013 2,195,914 4
2012 2,160,821 4
2011 2,126,196 4
2010 2,099,451 4
2009 2,257,926 4
2008 2,238,183 4
2007 2,206,573 4
2006 2,169,248 4
2005 2,076,189 4
2004 2,058,645 4
2003 2,032,955 4
2002 2,012,297 4
2001 1,994,316 4
2000 1,977,811 4
1990 1,697,873 4
1980 1,595,138 5
1970 1,232,802 6
1960 938,219 7
1950 596,163 14
1940 384,514 21
1930 292,352 26
1920 138,276 45
1910 78,800 68
1900 44,633 85

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1 New York, New York 8,336,817 4.0%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,979,576 7.4%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,693,976 -6.9%
4 Houston, Texas 2,320,268 17.3%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,680,992 26.6%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,064 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,547,253 32.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,423,851 16.0%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,343,573 12.8%
10 San Jose, California 1,021,795 13.0%
11 Austin, Texas 978,908 45.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Texas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
4 Houston 2,320,268 17.3%
7 San Antonio 1,547,253 32.9%
9 Dallas 1,343,573 12.8%

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